Do Cultures Still Believe in the Power of the Evil Eye?

Many cultures still believe the evil eye to be just as present now as it was thousands of years ago. In Mediterranean and Mideast cultures, this belief plays a part in their every day lives. Superstitions are common reactions when talking about the evil eye in these cultures. Many illnesses, failures, etc can be blamed on the evil eye or enviousness of others. In these cultures, the importance of having some sort of evil eye protection is a must and often times even babies will have an evil eye symbol near them to offer protection.